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Fence plan to beat salt

(1978) Fence plan to beat salt. Farmer and Grazier, 24 August 1978. [Publication] [Special Collections]


A new Agriculture Department demonstration is being set up near Pingelly to try to show the advantages of electric fences in salt land areas. The Department's demonstration will show how effective the fences are in controlling grazing which is an essential part of improving land already affected by salt and in slowing down its spread to other areas. Department adviser, Tim Negus said that removing sheep from salt paddocks in spring and early summer will allow the development of maximum plant cover. Mr Negus said that pasture cover slowed the movement of salt from the water table to the soil by capillary action.

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This article is part of the WISALTS (Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society Incorporated) Collection.

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Copyright: ©1978 Farmer and Grazier
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57409
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